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COL447: 2017 Year in Review

In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the cubs bring the year 2017 to a close with a special review. Listen in as the guys give their highlights and lowlights of the year, both personally and based on the show. Was this year all that or just meh?

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: Happy Christmas, A New Farm
  • Damon:  Christmas with the “in-laws”
  • Chester: Doggie Roadtrip, Zelda, Star Wars, Job Hunt
  • Gary: What the heck happened?

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  • Terry Carl-Johns
  • Veran Sham
  • Blover Aldob
  • Pereira Uilas
  • Nathan Boles
  • Morgan Longbeard
  • Slim Alex
  • Raul Talavera

Facebook Comment/Post:

  • Re: COL445  OTR: Midwest Bearfest 2017. Drinking game: take a shot every time you hear the words Chris Hauser <sp?> 😆

YouTube Subscribers:

  • Victor Enriquez
  • EJ Session
  • popinfresh78
  • EscapePod42

YouTube Comment:

  • Re: COL444  LTAS: Bottom Friendly Food. Khervin (aka Toad) Cheng Chua: Hey Chester, have you tried Fort Troff’s Grunt Marker for waterproof body ‘art’? Fort Grunt Marker
    • SportSafe Swim Marker from Amazon
  • Re: COL445  OTR: Midwest Bearfest 2017. The Sprinkle Bear: I was PTFO during the movie.

Blog Comment:

  • James Butterfield: Oh boys….if you do a Last Jedi reaction show, I so want to be on it!

Email:

  • Re: COL444 LTAS: Bottom Friendly Food. Hey guys, I know this is not the usual happy type of email you’d normally get, but I wanted to say a big Thank You.  I had a 2 hour drive on Monday from Louisville to Cincinnati as my Dad’s Time was running out, and I listened to the podcast on the way up.  You guys kept me entertained and kept me from thinking of the bad stuff ahead.  I guess you never really know how you touch people’s lives…this was one that helped me when I needed it.  Thanks. James Butterfield

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Show Topic

Reviewing the Year that was 2017

148 New Likes on Facebook this year

Most popular video on YouTube: COL398: LTAS: ‘Bud Sex’ w/ 745 views  [most viewed ever = COL280: LTAS: Digital Release w/ 3,932 view]

Most Downloaded Podcast (per Podtrac): COL403: Mr. North American Bear Cub 2017 – 1,583 downloads

Favorite COL Episode in 2017

Things You’ll Remember Most About 2017

  • Jeff: The Trump Win, my raid team
  • Damon:  Family Support
  • Chester: Taking Evan to his first ___________________ .
  • Gary: Roller Coaster Ride of Emotions [Highs: Wishes Came True (Work Travel/Passport), Drew’s 50th, Lows: ]

Things Looking Forward to in 2018

  • Jeff: Battle For Azeroth, Overwatch League, Hopes for a Badge
  • Damon:  Planned Vacations
  • Chester: Stability?
  • Gary: New Adventures

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COL443: BEAR: Staying Healthy

In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, we get a little dirty as we have another BEAR show (Bear Experience Action Readiness). In preparation of Midwest Bearfest, the guys talk about maintaining your health during a run. From keeping yourself from getting kennel cough to helping in the prevention of run drop, the cubs exchange some fluids information on how to better prepare for your health.

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: Shopping is done.
  • Damon: Ready for a vacation.
  • Chester: Cat is sick, interview, Columbus Zoo
  • Gary: December is here?!?

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  • Ray Wallen
  • Terry Carl-Johns

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  • Re: COL441: The Fall of Gay Bars – Jay Yospa: Enjoyed this. I keep an extinct bar list of the places I’ve gone to that are no longer there

YouTube Comment:

  • Re: COL421: Couples Age Differences – FURinTeeth: 27yrs apart here, together coming up on 15yrs together.

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Re: COL442: ATNS: Feedback:

  • Chris: Thank you so much for having this episode! I love that you didn’t sweep it under the rug and called out exclusionary thinking. Done with sass and strength and compassion. Thank you for rocking the boat.
  • James Butterfield: Hey guys, just ordered my COL shirt!  And just to make Jeff happy, I also bought a mug!
  • J-Mo:
    • 1.  I’m glad you like my 12 inch vinyl singles from Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston!  I have another wall devoted to Jody Watley, Patti LaBelle, Madonna and Michael Jackson.
    • 2.  Sorry about the scoutmaster socks and the sneakers, that’s just something I like, one of my kinks is the BSA uniform (as you’ve previously mentioned, thank you again, BTW, THAT full video is available on the aforementioned xtube)
    • 3.  Gary, I’m glad I’ve managed to get back in your good graces, my apologies for anything that might have put you off previously…  🙂

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Show Topic

BEAR: Staying Healthy: How to be prepare for a successful experience mentally, physically, spiritually.

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COL402: OTR: NABW 2017

In this episode Cubs Out Loud, Damon, Gary and Chester carved out some time from their weekend of fun to record this week’s on On The Road show. Live from Lexington, Kentucky, they have a discussion about their shared and individual experiences at North American Bear Weekend 2017. From what they enjoyed to some small nitpicky items, they spill some southern sweet tea together.

Weekly Topic

On the Road: North American Bear Weekend 2017

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COL399: Tabletop Gaming

In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the cubs roll the dice on the topic of tabletop gaming. Listen in as the guys throw their cards on the table about what games they enjoy, what they like and don’t like about tabletop and card gaming. From the groans when someone mentions Monopoly to the joy and excitement of Exploding Kittens, have some fun gathering around for a great gaming adventure.

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: AGDQ
  • Damon: Fuck You, Mother Nature!
  • Chester: Travel!
  • Gary: Ick

Did I Do That?

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  • Brady Adams
  • Mathew Scheuring (Shoo-ring)
  • Jake Dzadon (Zay-duhn)
  • Joshua Vijiyakumar

Facebook Comment:

  • Chester Beltowski: I’m listening to episode COL398: Bud Sex and I am laughing my ass off at the “old fluids” bit, man I wish I was on the show for this! BTW Damon, the “wall” you were describing can be considered anthropologically significant.

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  • Maxx Dennis
  • Adam Medina

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From right after Christmas…

Hi, guys.  I’m about 2 months behind in listening to your podcast, and I’m having a problem with Chester’s “I’ll Tumbl For You” links.  Whenever I try to open one (current example), I get “The URL you requested could not be found.”  I tried following Chester’s “The Cub Up There” blog back to the date of the show (slow-scrolling thru 2 months of backlog), but I couldn’t find anything there that looked like what he described on the show.

Is it possible that Chester deletes his Tumblr posts after the “Cubs Out Loud” podcast?

Keep ’em coming, & merry holidays,

Henry

Atlanta, Ga.

From after COL398 ‘Bud Sex’

Hi there cubs!

First of all, Happy New Year and thanks for having Hadrian read those stories a few episodes ago! It definitely made the cold weather somewhat warmer 😀 Second, I just finished listening to the Bud Sex episode you just released. I also briefly read the scientific journal article afterward. Being that you have indirectly summoned the COL scientist (thanks for the title, Jeff), I considered writing about a few things relevant to the discussion.

  1. Defining/measuring sexual orientation: A few of you mentioned the Kinsey scale to define sexual orientation. As revolutionary as this scale was back in the 50s, it does not represent sexual orientation accurately. Consider it more of a legacy instrument than a good one to define and measure sexual orientation. More recent models have proposed at least 3 dimensions to sexual orientation that can explain most of what we observe: identity, behavior, attraction.

        Identity refers to how you define yourself, in this case, sexually. If you identify as gay, bi, straight, queer, etc. that is your identity.

        Behavior refers to what people do sexually. In other words, who are people having sex with?

        Attraction refers to the gender you are attracted to.

Further, imagine that these 3 dimensions can be measured on a scale (for example, 1 to 10) instead of a “yes” or “no.” For example, I identify as gay (10) and do not identify as bi (0), straight (0), or queer (0); I have only had sex with men (10) and I have not had sex with women (0); and I feel very attracted to men (9) and a little attracted to women (3).  Now, based on our understanding of sexual orientation with these 3 dimensions we can conceive the existence of men who identify as straight, have sex with men and women at different levels, and feel attracted to both males and females at different levels. That is what sociologists, anthropologists, and the community at large may consider MSM, brojob, or bud-sex dude. Consider also those guys who identify as gay (8-10), who have only had sex with women because of social expectations or other reasons, and may be attracted to men way more than to women. I have met bears who were married, had kids, ended up getting a divorce, and are in a current relationship with another guy. They do not consider themselves as bisexual. The combinations are endless and could also encompass asexual (identity) people who are not interested in sex (behavior), but like people of their own, opposite, or both genders(attraction). I have found in my own research that this model captures way more information than a simple yes/no or Kinsley scale. Also, with this more comprehensive model, there is no need to challenge anyone’s identity because of who they are having sex with. Science is not barely catching up. In psychology we have had this and similar models for a long time (probably 30 years) but since it is more complicated to understand and does not raise much controversy, popular publications outside the field pay little attention.

  1. Sample size: Yes, 19 participants are not much and all of them are self-selected. Both things affect generalizability. Unless you have millions of dollars to conduct a study or you are gathering data for a census, this limitation is common, especially on research using interviews as the method to collect data. This limitation does not prevent the information to be valuable, especially when it elicits new ideas and a few hypotheses just like the ones Hadrian presented.

As usual, if you have any extra questions please let me know.

Cisco

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  • Several private photos from GBearTrekker65, there’s also a photo of him with another person, is this your partner?

Weekly Topic

Bears and Tabletop Gaming

Why do so many bears like TTG/CG?

  • Common interest
  • Forced social interaction

Kickstarter:

  • Cards Against Humanity leads the charge
  • Exploding Kittens, Joking Hazard
  • Bears vs Babies!

Chester’s Quick Poll Results:

  1. Favorite Games
    1. Betrayal at House on the Hill (because the game changes every time you play it)
    2. Magic: The Gathering (for deck customization)
    3. Super Dungeon (because it’s co-op)
    4. Zombicide
    5. Joking Hazard
  2. Preference for group size
    1. People enjoy going to parties with lots of people, but prefer to play in smaller groups
  3. Gaming at bear runs?
    1. Absolutely!  They feel that official time slots should be part of the event schedule
  4. Where do people find other gamers?
    1. Word of mouth
    2. Facebook groups (Bears Be Gaming, Nerdybears, Geekybears)
    3. Personal ads (growlr shouts)
    4. Bear Runs
    5. Gaming stores!
    6. Gaming bars!   

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COL394: Gay Card Movies

col394In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the guys get together to talk about movies. In particular, gay card movies. The cubs jump off a list posted by Brian Hill of 619bearcast of movies one should watch as a gay man and follow up with some “research” from Chester to determine some must-see gay movies. Did your favorites make the list? Which ones would you add?

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: A Good Thanksgiving
  • Damon: Back to Work…
  • Chester: Birth-giving, Trip to Columbus
  • Gary: So many movies

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Urbandictionary with Gary

  • gay cardThe mythical figurative membership credential carried by gay men to commemorate the innate knowledge, ability, or sensibility with regard to any subject matter traditionally and generally considered to be the purview of gay men, such as show tunes, color coordination, fashion, hairstyling, interior decoration, or knowing whether any particular man in the vicinity is gay without requiring him to present his gay card.
    • I haven’t seen Rent yet and I can’t make quiche, so take away my gay card.

Weekly Topic

What are your Gay Card movies?

Facebook Post…
Brian Hill watching Mommie Dearest at PECS BAR.
November 22 at 10:55pm · San Diego, CA ·
Putting a list of required Gay Card viewing for youngsters who need schoolin’.

Care to add some???
(h/t to Alonso Duralde who already made a list of 101 in book form)

According to Chester’s poll:
64 Nominations
1st – The Birdcage (12 Votes)
2nd (tied) – Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, To Wong Foo (11 Votes)
3rd (tied) – Steel Magnolias, The Wizard of Oz (7 Votes)

  • After Stonewall
  • All About Eve
  • And the Band Played on
  • Auntie Mame
  • Beaches
  • Bear Cub
  • 20 Centimeters
  • Another Gay Movie
  • Beautiful Thing
  • Before Stonewall/After Stonewall
  • Big Eden
  • Boys Don’t Cry
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Burlesque
  • But I’m a Cheerleader
  • Cabaret
  • Clueless
  • Connie & Carla
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Fight Club
  • First Wives Club
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Frozen
  • Heathers
  • Hellbent
  • In & Out
  • Jeffrey
  • Kinky Boots
  • Latter Days
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Maurice
  • Mean Girls
  • Milk
  • Mommie Dearest
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Polyester
  • Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
  • Querelle
  • Rebecca
  • Rent
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Some Like it Hot
  • Sordid Lives
  • Southern Baptist
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • The Birdcage
  • The Boys In The Band
  • The Celluloid Closet
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Ritz
  • The Skinny
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Women
  • To Wong Foo: Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
  • Torchsong Trilogy
  • Trick
  • Victoria Victoria
  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
  • Xanadu
  • You Should Meet My Son

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  • Jeff: A Slew of Windows 10 Apps
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